Teens and Marijuana Abuse


As states legalize marijuana for medical and recreational purposes, teens and pre-teens are more susceptible than ever to falling in with this increasingly accepted culture. This week on Parenting Today’s Teens with Mark Gregston, a Heartlight student gives us a glimpse into the world of teen drug use—and the heart-issues behind the behavior.

Mark and Jan Gregston started Heartlight, a residential counseling center for struggling teens, 25 years ago with hopes of providing a place for parents to turn when their teen turns away from them.  You can find out more about Heartlight by visiting www.heartlightministries.org.

A Teen on Drugs


More than ever, teenagers are being exposed to marijuana, prescription pills, designer drugs, and a wide array of other harmful narcotics.  And when the teen culture meets the drug culture, the results can be tragic.  On Parenting Today’s Teens Mark Gregston speaks openly and honestly with moms and dads about the reasons teens use, how to spot if your child is experimenting, and how to help a teenager caught in drug abuse.